The event and floral design company of your dreams
We've specialized in telling love stories through event design + planning since 2017. We pride ourselves on the quality of service that we deliver to our clients, so that they get to relax and enjoy their most important day!
Destination Wedding Planning
A la Carte Wedding Planning, Day-Of Coordination, Destination Wedding Planning, Full Service Wedding Planning, Wedding Design
Getting Engaged, Engagement Party, Rehearsals & Parties, After Party, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bridal Shower, Couples Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party, Wedding, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Day After Brunch, Reception, Rehearsal
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Reviewed On 10/10/2022 by Amie H
I cannot recommend Essen Events highly enough! Hailey absolutely knocked it out of the park for our wedding. We leveraged her for planning and floral services, and she helped us to finely articulate what we wanted out of our day from a flow and...
design perspective. She was thorough, thoughtful, and honest with us from day one, and with her running the show seamlessly, we were truly able to let go and enjoy our wedding day. The floral arrangements she put together were stunning and nailed the vibes we were looking to create as well. You'll be in great hands with Essen Events!
Reviewed On 9/26/2022 by Nikki B
The best decision we made during this whole process was hiring Hailey as our wedding planner. She made everything so easy - she took the overwhelming and made it manageable. I am an easily stressed person and would not have survived the day if ...
not for her and her team. Our wedding was so perfect - absolutely magical, and so seamless! If there were fires to put out, we didn't know it. She handled everything. I absolutely recommend her and her team!
Reviewed On 8/14/2022 by Ava O
Thank goodness for the Essen team! For weeks, we have continued to say how thankful we were to have hired Haley and team. Despite only hiring them for the day-of planning, Haley was so generous with her time and effort to make sure the day was ...
flawless. A few weeks before, she ensured the last details were set with our vendors (huge relief) and day-of really helped with the flow of the ceremony and reception (I did not realize how important this would be!). They are so passionate about your day being a dream. Seriously, our wedding turned out PERFECT and a massive reason for that was because of the Essen team taking care of background details, and offering such helpful tools ahead of time for month-of planning (ex: seating charts, timelines, music lists, ceremony outline, writing out what decor you need, and just great basic advice). Additionally, about half of our vendors were recommendations from them and were wonderful to work with. If you are even considering a day-of coordinator, DO IT! Absolutely 100% would recommend hiring Essen Events for your wedding.
Reviewed On 7/29/2022 by Natalie I
We hired Hailey and her team for full service planning and floral design. She created design boards for the wedding and floral design which perfectly captured my vision for the day. Her floral designs were absolutely breathtaking and really mad...
e the design for the event spaces go from good to breathtaking. She was great in helping us determine event space options and narrow down our choices. She provided excellent recommendations for vendors. Day of, everything felt like it had a time and place - the day flowed smoothly thanks to her detailed timeline.
Reviewed On 7/26/2022 by Joshua E
We hired Hailey and the Essen Events team for our floral and day of coordination package. We have nothing but incredible things to say about Hailey and her team. From the moment we hired them to when we left the venue as a married couple, they ...
were incredible. Even as busy as she is, Hailey was able to get back to us in a timely manner with every last one of our questions. Our wedding was at The Hutton House and Hailey had plenty of recommendations and thoughts about what would look good and how we could reuse the floral at different points in the day. Hailey was also such a calming presence on a very hectic and sometimes stressful day and we were grateful we hired them for our day of coordination. The Essen team handled most of the communication with our vendors as our wedding day was getting closer and they were very thorough with ensuring everything was set up for an incredible day. We wish we could rate them higher than 5 stars!
Reviewed On 6/20/2022 by Danielle S
Hire Essen Events!! We worked with the Essen team for our wedding coordination in June. We met with Hailey various times throughout the planning process and she made us feel comfortable and confident in all of the decisions we made. The Essen o...
nline planning tool is a lifesaver too! Melya was our amazing day of coordinator. Planning our wedding from out of state, we had a lot of upfront coordination to do and Melya handled everything with ease from the vendors, decor set up and rehearsal. Thank you so much Essen team for making our day so amazing and one we could fully enjoy!
Reviewed On 2/02/2022 by Nicole Y
Hailey made all my floral dreams come true!! I was just blown away by her and her teams talent, our venue was already beautiful but the flowers made it STUNNING!
Reviewed On 1/08/2022 by Kayla C
I have to say hiring Hailey and her team for our wedding was BY FAR the best thing we did for our wedding. Our day was perfect. I can honestly say not a single thing went wrong that I’m aware of. And what bride can truly say that? I believe it ...
was in large part due to Hailey’s attention to detail, care, and professionalism. She’s also just an all around great person which makes planning fun and relaxed. She also did our floral and we received many compliments on all of the floral displays. We loved everything she did for our wedding!
Reviewed On 12/22/2021 by Tyra G
We used Essen for both Day of Coordination and florals. They stepped in to do florals last minute when our other florist fell through and were honestly the biggest lifesaver and did a BEAUTIFUL job. I thought I was a really organized and on-top...
-of-it bride but they thought of questions to ask and things to plan for that I never would have, in addition to being so sweet and pleasant to work with. They are also super experienced and connected in the Minneapolis wedding vendor community which was really helpful for additional recommendations and relationships.
Reviewed On 10/07/2021 by Laura C
Hailey and her team are PURE MAGIC! First off, I was amazed to find out they could manage both coordination and floral - if you require both of these services, I HIGHLY recommend using Essen for both. Hailey was such a great communicator from ...
the start and a huge help in more ways than expected, she provided a planning tool that kept everything in line and I did not have a worry in the world knowing Essen had everything down to a T. The day of, Marie and her team were wizards managing to get every detail setup and teared down (might I add in MN summer humidity) ensuring the entire time I did not have to lift a finger, yet somehow making my vision come to life. You will not regret working with Essen Events!
Reviewed On 7/02/2021 by Brandy L
Hailey at Essen Events was incredible to work with. We hired Hailey for our floral, design, and day of coordinator. She did an excellent job creating a design guide and helping us source all rentals. She helped us reschedule due to COVID by com...
municating with all vendors, something she did not need to provide but went above and beyond to do so. Hailey provided us with an online software to help plan the wedding and worked with all vendors to create the day of timeline. On the wedding day, she took care of all set up and tear down. She was the best day of coordinator, ensuring everything was on time and smoothly. We would not have had such a beautiful and smooth wedding without Hailey! She is excellent at what she does and I cannot say enough good things about her. I would highly recommend Hailey to any bride looking for floral, design, or a wedding planner!
Reviewed On 11/14/2020 by Olivia S
Hailey is a magician! We hired her as our florist and day-of-coordinator, and we’re so glad we did. While we were planning, Hailey always responded promptly and made herself available for quick phone calls if we had any questions or concerns ab...
out anything- which was so helpful when our plans completely changed during COVID. She’s professional, and she stays relaxed and approachable, so we always felt like we could ask her anything, anytime. Having someone so organized and so knowledgeable about events was such a comfort. On the day of the wedding, she made our event space look gorgeous with her floral and decor. As coordinator, from setup to tear down, she kept everything running smoothly. And she was ready for everything! When I spilled an entire glass of red wine down the front of my dress, Hailey was there with club soda and helped me get it out before I even realized what was happening. She’s who you want in charge of all the details so you can really enjoy your day. We can’t recommend her enough!
Reviewed On 11/06/2020 by Sara E
Hailey is an absolute gem! I have followed her work for a while and love everything she has created. She was incredibly organized, was willing to meet with me to just vent and figure out what to do for a wedding during a pandemic. She listened ...
to the vision and vibe I had and created beautiful bouquets and bud vases. We had to downsize due to the pandemic, but Hailey still came through to create beautiful arrangements with a smaller budget. She really listened and was able to do more than I could have imagined.
Reviewed On 9/25/2020 by Sarah H
I am so happy that I chose Essen Events for my wedding flowers! Hailey was very organized and friendly. I was impressed that she creates custom quotes for interested customers, which include images of what your flowers might look like (I find t...
hat other florists weren't as helpful on this front). I also found her prices to be reasonable. I ended up ordering 2 bridal bouquets (for split wedding), 6 bridesmaid bouquets, a toss bouquet, cake flowers, and 22 centerpieces for $2,000.
We split up our wedding ceremony and reception because of COVID-19, and I am looking forward to see what Hailey will create for the reception. The bridal bouquet and the bridesmaid bouquets I got for the ceremony were absolutely gorgeous! They had a lovely color palette, and I thought they were the perfect size. We decided to pick them up from Hailey's house to save on delivery costs, and they were securely packaged. She even let me keep the vases! Overall, I had a very positive experience with Essen Events.
Reviewed On 4/01/2020 by Lauren B
Hailey of Essen Events is a dream to work with! As a wedding photographer, I appreciate her attention to detail, the amount of love she pours into everyone she serves, how she keeps the wedding timeline on schedule, and the creativity that radi...
ates out of her. Brides and grooms will rest easy knowing they're in fantastic hands when they hire Essen Events!!
Reviewed On 11/01/2019 by Kelly D
Hailey with Essen Events was fantastic for our September wedding! The flowers she provided for bouquets and centerpieces were not only gorgeous, but they stayed beautiful for weeks after our event and the quality was outstanding. She has incred...
ible vision when it comes to putting together floral elements, and we are still getting compliments all the time in how beautiful our flowers and centerpieces looked. She was so easy to work with and very organized, and I would absolutely recommend her to future brides!
Reviewed On 10/21/2019 by Abbie N
We hired Hailey as our floral designer early in our wedding planning process. She listened to all of our goals and visions for our special day. She was flexible with our budget and worked hard to ensure everything was perfect. She created such ...
beautiful bouquets and installations. We were so happy with her work and would recommend her services to anyone planning an event! Thank you, Hailey <3
Reviewed On 10/21/2019 by Kendall S
Hailey is simply the best! I cannot even begin to put into words the amazing help she was. When my husband and I walked into the venue it was truly a dream come true. Every detail was thought out and gone above and beyond to complete. Her frien...
dly and welcoming attitude truly makes you feel like she is part of the family!
Reviewed On 9/17/2019 by Sarah N
We used Essen Events for their Day Of Coordinating services and were so happy with the result. Hailey was wonderful and easy to work with. Before and during our big day, she was a reassuring presence that was well organized, kept everyone calm ...
and on schedule! She made the day effortless and we are so grateful to her. We highly recommend working with Hailey and Essen Events! Her help truly takes the pressure off so you can focus on enjoying your day!
Reviewed On 9/11/2019 by Ashlyn H
Hayley is so awesome! Our day was made so much easier by booking with ESSEN. We not only had Hayley do our flowers but we also rented decorations from her which was a huge time and headache saver. I only had to buy a handful of separate items t...
hat she couldn't provide and were easily found at Michaels/Hobby Lobby. Hayley is so friendly and has a beautiful vision for weddings. She is willing to listen to what the bride/grooms vision is too and incorporate that in perfectly to their day.
Reviewed On 8/26/2019 by Samantha W
My husband and I used Essen Events to help us with the last month of our wedding planning and our wedding day. Hailey was amazing! She had such thoughtful and in-depth answers to all of our questions (we had many as neither of us have planned a...
large event before). Hailey helped with our wedding day timeline and kept our day moving as planned. She made sure our parents were happy and taken care of, and coordinated with all the vendors so that things went smoothly. We even heard about a few hiccups that happened at the wedding, but not until after the fact. Hailey solved any issue that came up without my husband or I knowing it was even a problem. Hailey and her assistant worked incredibly hard until after midnight on our wedding day making sure our day was perfect. You will not regret considering Hailey and her team to help coordinate your event! It was money well spent!
Reviewed On 8/02/2019 by Melissa W
Hailey was my day of coordinator and she was wonderful to work with! She went to my venue walkthrough with me, was very responsive to emails, and told me to just relax before my wedding as she took care of all the vendor contacts. On the day of...
I got to have fun and enjoy myself because I knew Hailey has all the details taken care of, she had all my decorations and stuff packed and ready in my car so at the end of the night I could just get in my car and leave. I’m really happy I got to work with her because my wedding was just perfect :)
Reviewed On 3/27/2019 by Tamara M
Essen Events was a perfect touch and a worthy investment for our daughters wedding. Hailey excels at taking your vision and making it a reality. She was timely with all of our correspondence whether text, email, or phone call. She collaborat...
ed with calm and confidence with everyone involved from venue to wedding party. Her floral creations were stunning and gave the event space an extra creative flair. She is also a lovely person to work with which is an added A+ bonus. If you want to simply enjoy the wedding day and have someone else worry about all the details this is your answer.
Reviewed On 1/13/2019 by Katie D
Hiring Hailey was easily one of the best wedding planning decisions we made.
She did everything you hope a planner will do (and way more): she handled the details, coordinated vendors, managed the rehearsal, set up decor, calmed us down when ...
we were stressing, etc. But what made her so fantastic is that she managed to do this with such ease, patience, and style. She was calm, organized, friendly, and creative. She took our ideas and made them better. She made our wedding feel uniquely us - something I didn't know was possible.
My fiance and I were not planning to hire any sort of wedding planner but, somewhat late in the process, decided to hire Hailey. We were skeptical and thought we could do it all on our own - we were wrong. Hailey made it possible for us to let go and truly enjoy our day without stress. I cannot recommend her enough. I simply could not have enjoyed my wedding as much as I did without her. You will not regret hiring her.
Reviewed On 1/12/2019 by Paige B
Hailey brought my flower dreams to life and helped create the rustic look I was aiming for with beautiful, unique flowers. Our ceremony arch was picture-perfect.
Reviewed On 1/11/2019 by Colette B
Essen Events ROCKS! Hailey makes things so easy, fun, and smooth. I knew going into my wedding day that I could relax and enjoy the day because I trusted her and her staff so well. They got everything done that needed to be, and did above and b...
eyond what I had wished for. What a great feeling that was! If you're looking for someone who knows their stuff and carries out the wedding coordinator role amazingly, you're in the right place
Reviewed On 1/10/2019 by Bree O
Hailey is absolutely wonderful to work with- we could not have been happier with all aspects of service!! The floral was beautiful and the centerpieces were as well. She is great at communication! Would recommend her to anyone!